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Discussion in 'PC Forum' started by Jakeman, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I built a new gaming PC a few months ago.

    CPU = 4770k
    RAM = 32GB DDR PC1600
    Video = GTX 780
    HDD = Intel DC S3500 600GB
    Case = Silverstone TJ08B

    The GPU has some coil whine under load. I have read this is common for today's high end video cards. Fortunately you can't hear it when the case is closed.

    The PSU itself also had some whine. It was a Seasonic X750W. I ended up replacing it with a 750W Rosewill brand (newegg's brand) which doesn't have that problem.

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  2. OsIriS

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    Your setup looks super clean on the inside, very nicely done.

    I have a question for you, were you able to get your front ports working properly on your case? I've had bad luck with that in the cases I've bought, including one that literally fried part of the motherboard (I was on my computer, look over and see sparks flying).
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I never tried. I didn't connect my front USB header for lack of space inside the case.
     
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    That's probably for the best.

    What OS did you wind up loading on it?
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Windows 7. I'm not a fan of Windows, but this is a gaming machine.
     
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    I hear you. It's really unfortunate the direction Microsoft has taken their OS with 8 and now 10; and Apple with their desktop PC (turning them into appliances). Very few choices out there for alternative operating systems (although I notice Wasteland 2 runs in Linux, which is interesting).
     

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